Shelby GT500KR – 1968

The ultimate GT500 aka King of the Road!

Shelby Mustang is a high-performance variant of the Ford Mustang. With these GT500KR-models (“King of the Road”), Carroll Shelby created an ultimate Pony! This Candy Apple Red Shelby Fastback GT500KR came to life in early 1968 and with only around 1.000 pieces hitting the road back in the days, this bad ass car is a pretty rare find.

It contains a very fast 4 speed manual Cobra Jet 428 engine with 335 Horsepower. The engine was based on their super fast 360 HP Police Interceptor units. Its believed to be underrated due to insurance purposes. According to independent tests the true output approached 410 Horses, which is more in line with the engine’s 440 pound-feet of torque.

So… this Shelby will surely make a big roar when it is out on the road!

Engine-aside, this King of the Road has a unique styling with big vents atop the front grille and large taillights that give it a wide stance at the rear. It also contains twist-lock hood pins, chrome bumpers, foglights, a twin-exhaust, contrasting Shelby stripes above the side skirts, and “Cobra Jet 428” emblems on the fenders and gas cap, as well as “GT500 KR” graphics on the front fenders.

On the inside, the KR has a black leather deluxe interior with a wood grain finish, a Cobra-steering wheel, striped gear shift knob, center console, radio and airco.

Strap yourself in and be a King!



At Geevers Classic Cars we have Europe’s greatest Ford Mustang and Shelby collection. We are proud to have this Shelby Fastback GT500KR in our collection.

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Details

Price  0 Ref.: 1709
Kilometers n/a
Color Red
Transmission Manual 4
Body
Drive Type Rear
Engine 8 cylinder V 7.0L

Specifications

Year 1968
Make Shelby
Model GT500 KR
Seats 4
Doors 2
Drive Type Rear
Transmission Type Manual 4
Fuel Type Gasoline
Engine Displacement (cc) 7014
Engine Displacement (ci) 428
Engine Location Front
Engine Type V
Engine (l) 7.0
Engine Cylinders 8
Engine Max Power (HP) 335
Engine Max Power (kW) 250
Engine Max Power (PS) 340
Engine Max Power RPM 5600
Country United States